A great article about Agile adoption at Farm Credit Services of America, and why the people who still don’t do Agile don’t do Agile.
Here’s the bit I really like:
The Standish Group, which famously compiles its Chaos data on software project failures, reported in its 2006 research that just 16 percent of waterfall projects succeeded as opposed to 41 percent of agile projects. Standish Group Chairman Jim Johnson, who has been studying project failures for years, says it “boggles” his mind why companies still resist agile development. “To say that companies or CIOs are reluctant to embrace agile is like saying they wouldn’t take aspirin for a headache,” he says. “And they’re not only not taking the aspirin, they’re banging their heads against the wall and wondering why it hurts.”